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Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> wait a second. who was that last guy? oh, it's senator rand paul. even though he's being cranky that it took a few tries, he's signed up for obama care. senator paul, you're just like speaker boehner now. congrats. you're both covered. this law is helping more and more people and the right is getting more and more desperate. i have to admit, it's kind of fun to watch. joining me now is congress woman karen bass, democrat from california. and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell. thank you both for being here. >> thanks for having me on. >> our pleasure. >> congresswoman, comparing the right wing fight against obama care to nelson mandela's struggle against apartheid, i mean, what's your reaction? >> well, i just think it's absolutely shameful. i do think you're right in calling it a freakout because they seem to be all over the map. and actually if i was going to make a comparison, i would make the opposite comparison. because i think the struggle for justice which nelson mandela led for so many years is similar and equal to the struggle for health care as a right for people
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
know, e.j., paul wrote in the "new york times" today about republicans and the unemployment benefits and i'm quoting from his article. he wrote in his column, the gop answer to the long-term unemployment is to increase the pain of the long-term unemployed. cut off their benefits and they'll go out and find jobs. how exactly will they find jobs when there are three times as many job seekers as job vacanci vacancies? details, details. little details get in the way of that argument, e.j. >> indeed, they do. i think krugman is right. people are acting as if the unemployment rate is no longer a problem. because it's lower than it used to be. and it is lower than it used to be, but it's 7%. that's a lot of unemployed americans. under president clinton it went below 4%. if unemployment were down near 4%, then the argument that we didn't need to extend it right now, that might hold water. but it holds no water now when so many people are unemployed and there are so many sub-groups where the unemployment group is higher than 7%. many communities where the unemployment rate is higher. and it's
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
patty murray and also paul ryan to announce the budget deal for 2013. i'm ed shultz. "politicsnation" starts right now. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, republican hypocrisy on the world stage. today leaders from around the world gathered to honor nelson mandela. but instead of celebrating the man, many republicans focused their attention on something else. this hand shake between president obama and cuban president raul castro set the right wing off. senator john mccain led the charge. >> should he not have done it? >> of course not. why should you shake hands with somebody who's keeping americans in prison? i mean, what's the point? neville chamberlain shook hands with hitler. >> oh, really, senator mccain? it's almost like you've never shaken hands with any questionable world leaders. wait. what's that on the screen? oh, right. that's you shaking hands with the brutal libyan dictator muammar gadhafi. that looks like you even bowed to him too. and what's this? oh, that's right. you even tweeted about the exper
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